Attorney General: Helpful Links

NON-PROFIT /CHARITABLE LAW

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GUIDANCE FOR DONORS

 

Additional resources to help Connecticut donors make informed decisions:

Useful State and Federal agency websites:

Department of Consumer Protection FAQ’s

Federal Trade Commission:    Telemarketing Sales Rule – for the Business Owner;

                                                Telemarketing Sales Rule – for the Consumer

 

Helpful Internal Revenue Service Guides:

A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donation - Pub. 4303, A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donation

IRS Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors

Catalog of IRS Exempt Organizations Products & Resources

Charity Watchdog sites:

American Institute of Philanthropy (Charity Watch)

BBB Philanthropic Advisory Service

Charity Navigator

 

Other Useful Charity Information:

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Guide on Crowdfunding for Charitable Causes(2.5mb)

Community Foundations in Connecticut - Provides information and links to all community foundations located in CT

CT Council for Philanthropy -- Provides useful information on Connecticut private foundations

Foundation Center - A website to look up a charity’s IRS Form 990 and other valuable information as well as private foundations and their IRS Form 990-PF

Guidestar - A website to look up a charity’s IRS Form 990 and other valuable information

 

 

GUIDANCE ON REGISTRATION AND REPORTING FOR CHARITIES

Additional resources for those charitable organizations seeking information on registration and reporting requirements in Connecticut:

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Connecticut Department of Revenue

Connecticut Office of the Secretary of State

Internal Revenue Service

The Charleston Principals

The Unified Registration Statement

GUIDANCE ON GOVERNANCE AND BEST PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFITS

Guidance on Best Practices: Connecticut Association of Non Profits

 Guidance on Governance: Connecticut Association of Non ProfitsPanel on the Non Profit Sector; IRS information on Governance and related topics

 Suggested guidelines for setting up a charity: Starting & Building a Nonprofit; Starting a Nonprofit; IRS Info on "How to Apply to be Tax Exempt"

Stayexempt.irs.gov – an IRS site created especially for 501(c)(3) organizations wishing to maintain their tax exempt status

Columbia Law School Charities Law Project- Conference February 2013

Colorado Secretary of State: "Board Education and Effectiveness" eLearning series "Fiduciary Duties of Nonprofit Directors"

 

CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND PROBATE COURT PRACTICE

 State of Connecticut Judicial Branch:  Connecticut Probate Court Rules of Procedure (effective July 1, 2013)

Connecticut Probate Court

Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA)

Connecticut Prudent Investor Act

Connecticut Principal and Income Act

 

CONNECTICUT LAW

Connecticut General Statute §3-125 (Duties of the Attorney General)

Connecticut General Statutes §45a-514 (Statute of Charitable Trusts)

Connecticut General Statutes §47-2 (Statute of Charitable Uses)

Connecticut General Statutes §§21a-175-190l (Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act)

Connecticut General Statutes §33-1000 et seq. (The Connecticut Non-stock Corporations Act)

Connecticut General Statutes §21a-430 (Donation Bin Act)

Connecticut General Statutes §45a-535 – 535i (Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act)

Connecticut General Statutes §§45a – 541 – 541l (Connecticut Uniform Prudent Investor Act)

Connecticut General Statutes §§45a – 542 – 542ff (Connecticut Principal and Income Act)

 

OTHER LEGAL REFERENCES

Vehicle Donations

Donation/Clothing Bins

Contact us with Questions and/or Complaints

Disclaimer

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The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General urges you to seek legal counsel as our office is prohibited by statute from giving any legal advice or counsel.



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